Asian-Inspired Tuna Salad

Asian-Inspired Tuna Salad

I was trying to come up with an easy, cheap, high-protein dish that I could meal prep for school lunches this week when tuna fish popped into my mind. I’m a big fan of tuna fish. I like it with mayo and pickles. I don’t even need bread, I can just eat it straight out of a bowl. But I wanted to spice things up a bit, and so I did quite literally with Sriracha in this Asian-inspired tuna salad. I put a scoop of this rocking combo over a bed of arugula each day for my lunch, but it would also be good with crackers, in a wrap, in a panini, or in any other imaginable form!

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Blackened Tilapia

This recipe has become a weekly staple in our house lately. It’s based off a recipe I found online, but both my husband and I agreed that it needed some sort of cream sauce to really work. So together, he and I created a lime crema cucumber topping (made with Greek yogurt!) to bump up the deliciousness of this awesome blackened tilapia. Enjoy!

 
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
 Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

2 tilapia fillets
2 tsp olive oil
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp salt
⅛ tsp pepper
1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 cup diced cucumber
1 tsp finely minced jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed
1 tsp cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Prepare the lime crema cucumber topping: add the Greek yogurt, lime juice, cucumber, jalapeño, and cilantro into a medium bowl. Stir together. Set aside in the fridge while preparing the fish.

  2. Stir the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl to make the blackening seasoning.

  3. Lay out your tilapia fillets on a plate and season each side with approximately 1 teaspoon of blackening seasoning. Rub the seasoning around with your hands so that it evenly coats both sides of each fish.

  4. Heat a pan over medium-high heat with 2 teaspoons of olive oil

  5. When the pan is hot, add your fish. Let it cook until both sides are blackened and the fish is cooked through.

  6. Place your fillets on serving plates (over brown rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice is a great option!) and top each fillet with about 1/3-1/2 of the lime crema cucumber mixture. Sprinkle with additional cilantro.

Makes 2 servings.

Portion Fix Containers: 1 red, 1/2 green, & 2 tsp. (& 1 additional yellow/green if serving over rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice, etc.)

Jalapeño Tuna Cakes

Jalapeño Tuna Cakes

These Jalapeño Tuna Cakes are so good! They are pretty quick and cheap to make, just like my popular Dill Tuna Cakes. You probably have a bunch of the ingredients in your pantry already! This is also something you can meal prep and reheat for lunches all week. My biggest tip for these is to make sure there is enough binder (egg & flour/almond meal) and not too much extra liquid from the tuna and Greek yogurt, otherwise they fall apart in the pan and you just get a jalapeño tuna skillet, which is still good! Just not the shape you were going for. Give these a try!

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So I definitely have a bunch of salmon recipes right now, but that's because salmon is such a great part of a healthy diet! Salmon contains Omega-3, an essential fatty acid that cannot be synthesized by the human body and must be obtained by food. Fatty acids like Omega-3 are thought to contribute to healthy brain function, the heart, joints and general wellbeing. This recipe is fast, inexpensive, and delicious - give it a try for a quick, healthy weeknight meal!

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Teriyaki Salmon

I used to make this dish pretty often when we were living in our apartment! It was one of the first "fancy" dishes I could cook well (and it was SUPER easy). That version contained brown sugar, mayo, & sweetened condensed milk, which doesn't really fit into the way that I eat anymore. This version is lightened up and MUCH healthier for you, but still just as yummy! Shout out to everyone on Insta (@rachel.reaches)who voted for "a hearty entree" over "a spring salad"... this one's for you!

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